2016

November

Moisture Management
Weeps: Getting the Water Out

Specifying the Right Waterproofing Coverage

Moisture Management’s Front Line

Rehabs and Restorations: Case Studies
Kansas State University:
Memories to Last a Lifetime

Restoring the Historic Chickasaw Nation Boarding School

Recrowning the Jewel of the French Quarter: Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis, King of France

The Impact of Staining on Masonry

Pillsbury A-Mill Artists’ Lofts Get a Lift

Mast Climbers
The Fraco Model:
A New Working Environment for the Bricklayer

The EZ Compact Mast Climber:
Unconventional Scaffold for Tight Spaces

October

Saws, Saw Blades, Hammers and Grinders
Fall Product Review

Pavers, Thin Brick/Stone and Thin Veneer
Demand for Creative Construction Strategies Paves Way for Modern Concrete Block Suppliers

Old-World Look With a New-Age Twist

ThermaPANEL: Snow-Melting, Solar Pool Heating and Patio Cooling

Last-Minute Stone Solution for a Modern Design and Patio Cooling

Hardscaping Case Studies
A Story of Renewal: Flats East Bank Cleveland

East Norport Drive Residence

September

Flashing and Drainage
Installing Flashing in Non-Standard Conditions

Case Study
Entrance to Luxury New York Condo Embellished With Custom Terra Cotta Rainscreen System

Connectors, Anchors and Fasteners
Selecting Anchors and Connectors for High-Wind Areas

Q&A: Brick Veneer Anchors

Case Study
Resupporting Old Structural Masonry

Safety on the Jobsite
Jobsite Safety Inspections

Common Myths About Active Fall Protection

Special Feature
Women in Masonry: Building on a Strong Foundation

August

July

Mast Climbers
Implementing a Fall Protection System

The #1 Rule to Getting More Done
Working at Height

Mortars, Mixtures and Staining
Optimizing Mortar Formulations for Maximum Performance

What You Need to Know Now About Masonry Staining

Masonry Staining: A Great Option for Masons and Contractors

Case Study
Honoring a Fallen Officer:
Masonry Installation and Care Products Become Part of a Permanent Memorial

Workforce Development
How to Make Your Workforce Great Again

Developing Mason Tenders Through the LIUNA Training and Education Fund

An Interview With Macy Williams

June

Cleaning Equipment
Off the Wall — As in Masonry Cleaning!

Case Study
Historic Downtown Kansas City Landmark Restored, Repurposed

Manufactured Stone
Cast Stone: A Quality Masonry Product Simulating Natural Stone

The Advantages of  Manufactured Calcium Silicate Building Stone

Case Studies
Cast Stone and BIM — A Match Made in Louisiana
A Blend of Natural Stone and Manufactured Stone Veneer
Brings Out an Iconic Architectural Masterpiece

Technology in Masonry
Technology for the Jobsite: Finding the Right Tools to Serve a Dynamic Project Team

Using CO2 in Masonry: An Opportunity to Make Every Block Count

May

Jobsite Tools
Safety by Design

Codes and Standards
Leaky Walls in Brick BuildingsBuilding Code Anxiety?

Flashing and Drainage
Water in the Walls

A practical guide to wall drainage and flashing installation
Moisture Protection: Which Products Make the Cut?
Updating Brick Veneer Ventilation for Modern Construction

Special Feature
MIA+BSI, The Natural Stone Institute Begins Its Joint Venture

April

Rentals: Perspectives on Renting Equipment
Connectors, Anchors and Fasteners: An Introduction to Embedded Fasteners in Masonry
Barrel-Style Versus Plate-Style Brick Veneer Anchors
Case Study: Anchors
Sustainability: LEED™ Essentials for Mason Contractors

March

Saws and Saw Blades
-Rehabs and Restorations Case Studies:

Scaffolding Safety
Fighting the Effects of Fatigue When Working at Height

February

Air Barriers and Insulation
Education and Workforce Development:
Masonry Industry Workforce Development Efforts
Aiming High in Texas
– Building History
Pump Maintenance

 

January

Size Matters: Cost-Efficient Masonry Walls
Remixing Modern Masonry With Watershed Block
Digital Design With Brick
Mast Climbers, Cranes and Telehandlers
Contractors Can Implement BIM in Masonry
A Comprehensive Update on BIM-M